Of The New Rock' by Generous Maria
by Bill Vogel III
present throng of Metal styles features a vast diversity of fine, new acts. In
the Psychedelic (Retro) Metal genre, one such band is Generous Maria. Their 2003
opus, "Command Of The New Rock" [Lunasound Records], is a wild slab of
Doom-tinged Psychedelia. It's raw, lawless, feedback-driven brilliance.
A pummeling, Doom bleeding groove sharpens the Psychedelic wash of guitar bash.
The rhythms are loose but intense-a perfect for this style of Heavy Rock. The
clean vocals have a nice, modern edge while being reminiscent of '70's era Doom.
Songs of note include "Firebug," the wild assault of "Dumdum
Bullet," "Soulflight," and the groove-drenched stomp of "All
Good Things (Must Come To An End)." Generous Maria does it well.
Overall, Generous Maria has a winner in "Command Of The New Rock." The
style lives on.... Stay savage. Farewell.
Related Bands: Leadfoot, Fu Manchu, Kyuss, Queens Of
The Stone Age, Sir Hedgehog, Monster
Magnet, Black Sabbath, Masters Of
Reality, Sleep, Cathedral, Nebula,
Jimi Hendrix, etc.
Keep the faith, and the AGGRESSION.